Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson *03 speaks at a police officer’s funeral mass in October 2022.
Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool

As the end of his tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff approached, The Atlantic detailed how Gen. Mark Milley ’80 held the line against Donald Trump’s attacks on constitutional order. The article angered Trump, who threatened Milley on social media. — The Atlantic
In his retirement speech, Milley ’80 cautioned military officers against bowing to political pressures. — Wall Street Journal

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson *03 switched political parties, from Democrat to Republican, saying Democrats use the nation’s cities as “as laboratories for liberalism rather than as havens for opportunity and free enterprise.” — The Wall Street Journal
Leila Philip ’86, author of Beaverland, discussed how beavers were hunted nearly to extinction, and why they’re a key to a more resilient — and wildfire-resistant — ecosystem. — CBS Sunday Morning
Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson ’93 said in a post-Roe world, hypocritical corporations should be called out for “sitting in states with criminal laws on the books” and demanding tax breaks and deregulation while championing equity and equality. — Forbes

Astrophysicist Katie Mack *09 gave possible reasons for why the James Webb telescope appears to have found galaxies that are too old to fit with our current theories of the universe’s origins. — BBC Science Focus

“In our strategic competition with China, photo ops, influence in multilateral institutions, and bilateral relationships have become just as important as ballistic missiles and aircraft carriers. Washington is in a soft power race — and it needs to win.”

— Illinois Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi ’95, arguing that right now we need to excel at the “soft power” foreign policy techniques first described in 1990 by international affairs expert Joseph Nye ’58. — Foreign Policy

David Campt ’82’s Dialogue Company collected stories from attendees at a festival in Eden, North Carolina. “The best way for our community to chart our way forward is for people of all generations to talk to each other about our experiences,” he said. — Greensboro News & Record
Just before his new book about cryptocurrency and Sam Bankman-Fried, Going Infinite, is published today, author Michael Lewis ’82 talked about how writing helped him cope after his daughter died in a car crash in May 2021. — CBS News
Toni Townes-Whitley ’85 is now CEO of Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), making her one of only two Black women currently running Fortune 500 companies. — Fast Company
Columbia University bioethicist Robert Klitzman ’80 explained some of the problems that have arisen when people clone their pets, including the death of dogs during the embryo implantation process. — Scripps News

Ambika Vora-Nagino ’15 has signed a book deal for a young adult fantasy trilogy inspired by Indian philosophy. The first book, Spin of Fate, hits shelves in May. — Penguin Teen

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